natfilm Posted October 30, 2013 Share Posted October 30, 2013 A while ago I showed my research advisor/prof. a list of schools I'm applying to and they said that they know one of the profs there. So I thought it would be good to make a connection at that school. My research advisor wrote an email to this prof. that he has worked with, recommending me to the program etc. and now that prof. has wrote back writing that they will be taking a student and that I should send him my research interests etc. to see if I will be a match for his lab, only...I'm less interested in his work and more interested in working with another faculty member. How should I go about this? Will I totally kill my chances if I mention that I actually want to work with someone else? Should I fain having interest in his lab? Or at least mention some interest but mention that I my work aligns with more with someone else? How to do this in a diplomatic way? I feel stupid that I asked for this connection now and worried that it will badly reflect on me in some way... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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